Technology

“Themes” in Fiction: an Author’s Worst Nightmare, or Their Guiding Star?
August 21, 2017 at 8:22 am

Do you shy away from such intellectual stuff as your book's central theme? We made understanding "themes" easy in a fun infographic that shows how a book’s themes are understood using Hemingway's iceberg analogy. The post “Themes” in Fiction: an Author’s Worst Nightmare, or Their Guiding Star? appeared first on Digital Book World.

The Most Iconic Books Set in 150 Countries Around the World
August 16, 2017 at 7:15 am

You can visit a new country in person or you can travel there in a book. Our latest infographic shows the most iconic books set in 150 countries around the world. How many of these books have taken you to faraway places? The post The Most Iconic Books Set in 150 Countries Around the World…

4 Reasons Why a Great Book Cover is Essential for Sales
August 7, 2017 at 8:28 am

When customers are fascinated by a book cover, they click to buy. A cover must be appealing both physically and digitally. Perry Moore defines the reasons a book cover sells—does your cover fit the bill? The post 4 Reasons Why a Great Book Cover is Essential for Sales appeared first on Digital Book World.

Three Innovative Avenues for Specialty Author Marketing: How to Profit From Learning Platforms
August 2, 2017 at 7:00 am

Marketing is a challenge for all publishers, including publishers of business content. My bet is the challenges experienced by these specialty publishers and their authors fall in line with those reported in Kelsye Nelson’s 2016 Book Marketing Survey. Among others, Nelson found the following to be the most common book marketing complaints throughout her writing…

5 Reasons Audiobook Sales Are Booming And How You Can Be Part Of This Growth
July 31, 2017 at 12:31 pm

Audiobooks are hot tickets these days—the fastest growing sector in publishing. You can take advantage of this trend if you know the reasons behind the boom. The post 5 Reasons Audiobook Sales Are Booming And How You Can Be Part Of This Growth appeared first on Digital Book World.

It’s the Law: Accessibility Mandated For Digital Books
July 10, 2017 at 7:27 am

New legal mandates require most published material to be accessible for those with disabilities. Books without accessibility features will be at a competitive and legal disadvantage. Retrofitting content is tough—so start now. Here's what you need to know. The post It’s the Law: Accessibility Mandated For Digital Books appeared first on Digital Book World.

Rejected By BookBub? Look In The Mirror And Change Your Marketing Ways
July 7, 2017 at 7:00 am

BookBub's editorial team turns down 85 to 90% of authors who apply for their marketing programs. If you're one of the rejects, don't fret. Instead, look in the mirror and ask yourself why. Here are two powerful turn-it-around tactics to change a BookBub pass into a chance to grow your sales. Part 2 in a…

How To Write An Author Q&A That Compels Readers To Buy
June 7, 2017 at 7:38 am

An important element in every author’s media kit is the Author Q&A. A powerful Author Q&A can go far in generating interest for your book. This document provides potential readers a deeper perspective on your writing and some background on you as a person. The more readers know about you and your work, the more…

Press Release: Sheridan Acquires PubFactory Hosting Platform from O’Reilly Media
May 30, 2017 at 2:42 pm

Hunt Valley, MD—Announced today, Sheridan has acquired PubFactory, the industry-lauded online publishing platform for journals, books, and reference works, from O’Reilly Media. PubFactory will continue to be based out of Boston, MA, and will blend seamlessly into the Sheridan stable of publisher technology products and services. The PubFactory team has been developing and delivering scholarly…